For communities of color, the Internet offers a critical opportunity to build a more equitable media system. It provides all Americans with the potential to speak for themselves without having to convince large media conglomerates that their voices are worthy of being heard.
JANUARY 11, 2008, is the six-year anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at GuantÃ¡namo Bay.
On January 11, we are calling on everyone opposed to torture and indefinite detention to WEAR ORANGE to symbolize their sadness and disgust with the national shame that is GuantÃ¡namo Bay.
Get more info at the ACLU Website.
Stop Big Media! On Tuesday the FCC is meeting. Part of their agenda is relaxing ownership rules. This means even fewer companies will own more newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations. That’s not what our county needs.
More Detail: Media Consolidation: What happens after the FCC vote? from The Moyers Blog.
Watch this Bill Moyer’s video about the latest FCC attack on our media freedom. It explains the threat very clearly. Such amazing footage of the Seattle FCC hearing held recently.
More info here on Freepres.net. Bipartisan Bill to Put the Brakes on FCC
If you are on Facebook consider joining the 100,000 by 12/18/07 to Fight Media Consolidation group. Here are some action items.
1. Invite all of your friends this group. Most of the “100,000” or “1 million” strong groups are meaningless. If we can get thousands of people on facebook to contact the FCC and their Senators there is a good chance we can actually stop this disastrous rule change.
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Please do whatever you can to spread the word about this. Media consolidation is one of the most overlooked issues in contemporary political discourse. Without access to diverse and distinct media sources, our Democracy itself is in peril. Make sure your voice is heard on this critical issue.
I met Erin Byrd today. She’s an economic and social justice organizer here in North Carolina. Ruby showed me this cool video Erin made called I am a Duality. Check it out. Its really eloquent and moving.